Ein U-Boot hat beim Auftauchen das Packeis des Nordpols durchbrochen.
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Deep Freeze: Security and International Relations in the Arctic Following Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The Arctic gained strategic importance during the Cold War. Until today, submarine exercises are being held in the region. This includes…


Schwarze und weiße Schachfiguren stehen auf einem Schachbrett.
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“Hybrid Threats”: What Can We Learn From Russia?

NATO allies have been debating the nature of “hybrid threats” and “hybrid warfare” for over four years, since in 2014-15 the term became suddenly…


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Peace Will Not Come to Europe’s War: Why Ukraine’s New President Zelensky will be Unable to Improve Relations with Russia

On April 21, 2019 Volodymyr Zelensky was elected as President of the Ukraine, winning slightly more than 73 percent of the vote. Before, Zelensky, the lead…

Russia‘s Hybrid Warfare: a Success in Propaganda

The current Russian practice of information warfare combines a number of tried and tested tools of influence with a new embrace of modern technology and…


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The INF Treaty as a Cornerstone of Nuclear Arms Control – Doomed to Fail?

30 Years of Success in Danger?

The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their…


Jens Stoltenberg
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NATO Talk 2018: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Berlin

Unnecessary, obsolete, divided? Many adjectives have been used to describe NATO, and not many of them positive. But NATO is indispensable for Europe, as…


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The INF Treaty: Europe needs to act

A 30-year success story is at stake

The treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-…


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The Prague Manual: How to counter the Kremlin’s influence in Europe

More than four years after the annexation of Crimea, one year after “post-truth” has been voted Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries, in…

Commercial Project or Strategic Disorientation? The Controversial Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

No other energy policy project of the EU and Germany is as controversial as the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline (NS-2). Germany,…



Putin's Weapons Show: Just hot air from Moscow?

Election campaigning?

First off, we should ask ourselves why Putin made these announcements specifically at this juncture. It is not unreasonable to…


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